Heimaey, Iceland, View from Eldfell volcano. Small town next to the Sea with small but high Islands.

Heimaey - Lava and History Walk

Vestmannaeyjar might be small with a modestly sized population but it is rich in history and natural beauty. This walking tour of the island with an informative local guide offers the chance to get to know some of its highlights more closely.

Included in your cruise
  • Volcano History
  • Informative Lava Walk
  • Skansinn old fort
  • Great Views
  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Active - good mobility needed

  • Duration

    1hr

  • Max. passengers

    500

  • Booking code

    INCL-HEI1

  • Notices

    Dress according to local weather conditions.

Vestmannaeyjar might be small with a modestly sized population but it is rich in history and natural beauty. This walking tour of the island with an informative local guide offers the chance to get to know some of its highlights more closely. The walking tour begins at the naturally formed harbor which was almost destroyed in the massive eruption on the island in 1973. After a short walk we will reach “Skansinn”, a replica of the old fort built by orders of the Danish king in the 17th century to protect the islands from theft and foreign trade. Nearby we will find a wooden church and Landlyst, the oldest house on the island. From Skansinn we walk up a small hill that offers great view of the island and from there we continue over the new lava that was formed in the dramatic eruption in 1973. The tour ends outside Sagnheimar Folk Museum in the center of the town.

Practical information: 

  • Language: English, German and French. 

  • Included: A bottle of water at the beginning of the tour. 

  • Remarks/requirements: Comfortable walking shoes and bathing suit.

  • Walking information:  100 mts on flat semi paved terrain and sand on the beach